5. THE BIG CHRISTIAN KINGDOMS
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A map of the Kingdom of Castile in 1210
2nd Secondary Education
Social Studies
Designed by
Angela Ruiz Montero
angela.ruiz.teacher@gmail.com

1. How did the Crown of Castile evolve?
  • Castile gradually become the most powerful kindom. In 1085, Alfonso VI conquered Toledo, and the Tajo valley fell into Castilian hands. In the following picture
you can easily learnt how the Crown of Castile evolved.

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  • Read the following slides to learn more about the Crown of Castile.


2. The Mestas
The Mesta was a powerful association of sheep holders in the medieval Kingdom of Castile. Download the following worksheet to learn more about it: mesta.pdf
3. How did the Crown of Aragón evolve?
The Crown of Aragón was created in the 12th century. The first king of Aragón was Alfonso I the Battler. In the 13th century, the Crown of Aragón expanded
around the Mediterranean.

4. Gothic in Spain

5. Worksheet
Use of the following worksheet to revise what you have learnt: big.christian.kingdoms.pdf
6. Interesting videos
  • Las Navas de Tolosa



  • The Essence of Money: A Medieval Tale that illustrates the principle of "market money" used in medieval trade fairs.

References
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Castile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Castile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_of_Castile
http://www.digitalcoin.info/The_Essence_of_Money.html